053 Dr. Doug Slakey, Transplant Surgeon and Worldwide Respected Academician and Charlie Jett Discuss the Critical Skills

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Dr. Douglas Slakey is Professor and Chief of Surgical Services at Christ Medical Center in Chicago and Program Director of General Surgery Residency at Advocate Aurora Health.

Dr. Slakey’s responsibilities include clinical, operations and strategy for in-patient and outpatient, adult and pediatric, surgical services.

His mission is to advance and promote safety, outcomes effectiveness and value-based practices across all surgical disciplines; to maintain a collaborative interdisciplinary environment for patient-centric tertiary and quaternary surgical care and related service lines.

His responsibilities also include medical education, research, financial management, contracting, and strategic planning.
Dr. Slakey has an active surgical practice involving advanced surgery for pancreas and liver disease, kidney transplantation and dialysis access.

He has broad experience in developing innovative techniques for assessing reliability in medical systems, and in medical education and training including the use of simulation.

His research and international medical education experience includes the application of human factors and team training to improve outcomes, healthcare efficiency and patient safety.

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